Marin’s best weekend breakfast places to satisfy an empty stomach

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Click below to read a review of some of the best weekend breakfast places in Marin rated by atmosphere, best dishes, service and affordability.

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Best of 2017

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The Bark reviewed a collection of books, TV series, movies, albums and podcasts to top off 2017. To read the full story, click below.  

Best outdoor ice skating rinks near Marin

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Ice skating always marks a turning point from warmer fall weather to the cold winter and the beginning of the holiday season. I reviewed three outdoor ice skating rinks within 16 miles of Redwood based on customer service, atmosphere, comfort of skates and cost.   EMBARCADERO ICE RINK: 3.5/5   Located near the San Francisco […]

Fall leaves cover the exterior of Yuzu Ramen and Taproom

Yuzu gotta have it!

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Veering off of San Rafael’s main avenue onto 4th street, a sign covered by red and orange leaves displays the name Yuzu Ramen and Taproom. With an outside patio, indoor-outdoor dining space and large paneled windows, the modern restaurant looks enticing. Several televisions broadcast sports games, while the waiters buzz around efficiently. From the intimate […]

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ strikes a balance between comedy and action

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The opening scene begins with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) hanging from the ceiling in chains. He begins with a monologue directed at the viewer explaining the situation. Suddenly, he drops and faces a fiery demon-like being known as Surtur. Surtur says, “Thor, son of Odin,” in which Thor responds, “Surtur, son of a….b***h.” “Thor Ragnarok” came […]

Marin Comedy Show: Relieving stress through bountiful laughter

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You no longer have to go to San Francisco to see great standup comedy. I found this out by attending Trek Winery’s open mic comedy hour in Novato on Nov. 3.  The show was headlined by Steve Hytner, who played Kenny Bania on the hit TV show “Seinfeld.” Hytner’s performance brought down the house. While […]


Get dressed for less: best of Marin consignment

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When it comes to shopping for affordable, quality clothing and accessories, Marin isn’t typically praised for it’s abundance of economically satisfying options. Luckily for students, there are plenty of second-hand nonprofits, consignment stores and thrift shops all within a 20 minute drive from Redwood. If seeking to take on a new and unique style, find […]

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Don’t judge a movie by its poster

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A movie theater is a welcoming place that is supposed to be an escape, where people can pass the time with friends and enjoy a captivating, funny or dramatic of film. As a teenage girl, the most memorable and drama-filled movie for me was “Mean Girls,” and ever since that groundbreaking movie, all else has […]


Bon Air food trucks showcase variety of cultural cuisines

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The wafting aromas of various cuisines fill the air in the Bon Air parking lot. A few people mingle around the large vehicles selling numerous cultural delicacies. Most of these individuals are workers from the mall and nearby offices, or shoppers dropping by to pick up their favorite meal. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting […]

November Bark Beats

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“Reputation” Taylor Swift “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now/Why?/Oh, ‘cause she’s dead!” These lyrics, from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” couldn’t be more accurate. Swift’s past personas are buried in the music video, and there’s no denying the powerful message she is sending us through these […]